29 April 1997
A JADEITE AND DIAMOND PENDANT NECKLACE AND A DIAMOND BROOCH
The pendant, set with a thick huaigu of translucent, bright green colour, densely suffused with brilliant emerald green streaks, to the diamond-set centre and gallery, suspending a pear-shaped cabochon of brilliant emerald green colour from a double diamond collet chain, suspended from a diamond-set surmount and collet neckchain; and a bar brooch, set with a line of circular-cut diamonds, intersected by two baguette-cut diamonds, to the diamond collet terminals, pendant detaches from neckchain to hang from the brooch, en suite to Lot 1914
Huaigu diameter 31.2 mm.
Pear-shaped cabochon 17.0 x 9.8 x 2.0 mm.
Necklace length 52.0 cm.
Brooch width 5.80 cm.
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